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It's an F U Friday. [May. 11th, 2007|09:09 pm]
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My F U Friday was in the face of some Truthers on the street corner.
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[User Picture]From: mvmarcz
2007-05-12 04:39 am (UTC)

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:glomp of goodness:
[User Picture]From: phoenix_miranda
2007-05-12 04:55 am (UTC)

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Glee! *credited LJ gank*
[User Picture]From: jon_thompson
2007-05-13 09:51 am (UTC)

I feel your pain, brother.

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Every Friday, I do my Good Grandson act (honest, I do it just to keep the Feds off the trail of my white slavery operation) and take my recently-widowed Grandmother to dinner. For several weeks, a bunch of rotating Truthers have been camped in the center of the city, next to her favorite restaurant. At first, she argued with them. Then, I did. Of course, carving stone with your face is easier than changing anyone's mind, so I learned to let the arguments go. But, I did figure out one way to trip them up.

If they are in a group, try the following. Questioning their theories leads nowhere, but if you question an issue they haven't voluntarily organized around, group cohesion usually disintegrates, because they feel deeply about every imaginable issue. For example:

Animal medical testing and equipment: One guy actually took a swing at his Truth comrade on this issue, because the punchee pointed out that the puncher was on insulin, which still requires animal products to produce, after Mr. Punch had stated that animal medical testing and equipment was state-sanctioned murder/slavery.

Vaccination: An issue you might think wouldn't hit a nerve, it is very good with conspiracy-minded folks, who often believe that it is a form of government sterilization or genocide (while at least 25% believe it should be not only done but subsidized by the government, natch).

Just bring up UFOs: A cheap trick, one I even feel bad about, because it tarnishes the good name of UFO-ologists.

But, seriously, teasing them in new and inventive ways is the only honorable path. People already tell them to %*&^ off, and argue with them on their issues. But, getting them to fight each other? That is activity worthy of any citizen of the Republic.

Funny, too.
[User Picture]From: ezrael
2007-05-23 01:57 am (UTC)

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Uhm... totally ignorant of what a Truther is. Could you explain, please?
[User Picture]From: nykeyoung
2008-02-13 03:02 am (UTC)

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I think it's one of those 9/11 conspiracy theorists. I keep an eye on them for comedic value.